light into ashes
Jan 23, 2014 12:20pm
The Complete 7/28/73 Encore Set
You all know about the 7/28/73 Watkins Glen encore where the Dead, Allmans, and Band jammed on Not Fade Away, Mountain Jam, Around & Around and Johnny B Goode.
However, there was more to the set that never circulated with the Dead's tapes - Garcia played on a few songs with the Band before the big Allmans jams. The full set seems to have emerged only recently on Jim Cooper's audience tape of the show. Since most people don't know about this, I thought I'd bring it up.
The encore set starts with the Band by themselves - Rick Danko sings a couple songs. (He sounds pretty drunk.) Then Garcia comes out to join them.
Richard Manuel (on piano) sings Have You Ever Been Mistreated, and Garcia takes the first solo. Then Rick Danko does Da Di De Day, with a little solo from Garcia, who stays more in the background in this song. (It's hard to tell how many guitarists are onstage by this point, but I think Dickey Betts is in there as well.)
After NFA comes the highlight, Garcia & Danko singing Let Me Wrap You In My Warm & Tender Arms, with a nice Garcia solo. It sounds a lot like a lost JGB song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yui6xHeXGgY
The rest of the set you know.
Since Around & Around, Mountain Jam and JBGoode are available in SBD with the Dead's show, it's likely that the earlier part of the set exists in SBD as well.
But for now it's available on a nice stereo AUD recording (along with the rest of the Band's show), well worth checking out. For torrenters among you - http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=103691
This post was modified by light into ashes on 2014-01-23 20:20:32